Emergency Responders Rush to Scene of Major Incident at Grand Island Factory…


Crews from at least four area fire departments were dispatched to a Hornady Manufacturing business west of Grand Island shortly before 10 a.m. Friday due to an explosion.

The Cairo, Wood River, Alda, and Grand Island Rural Fire Departments, as well as the Hall County Sheriff’s Office, were all dispatched to the area, according to Hall County Emergency Manager Jon Rosenlund. They also asked for assistance from the State Fire Marshal’s Office and the Hall County Attorney’s Office. An ambulance from the Grand Island Fire Department was also dispatched.

The fire broke out at a factory in the 8300 block of west Old Potash Highway, near the former Cornhusker Army Ammunition factory. That location is about four miles northwest of Alda.

According to emergency radio communications, one man had a head injury but was alert and breathing.

Hornady Manufacturing is a long-standing Grand Island company that manufactures bullets and ammunition.

According to a local reporter on the site, the area was cordoned off.



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